Although germs are everywhere, they can still "hide" in the most obvious places – the ones you may not consider cleaning. So where exactly are these germs lurking? How can you get rid of them? Here are some simple tips for cleaning the dirt
Cats are cute, cuddly and affectionate but that awful litter box smell? It's something else. Once the odour of soiled kitty litter penetrates the bottom of a litter box, it's practically impossible to remove completely. To help keep your kitty's litt
Here’s a quick guide to finding out if you need to shovel snow off your roof or can relax by the fire.
When it comes to shovelling snow, poor form can cost you your time and health. But with the right techniques, you can help protect your back from potential injury. Here are 6 tips you should know before digging in.
In need of a plumber but not sure how to find the best one for the job? A great way is to check out the ratings and reviews on, but you can also call a few plumbers in your area and compare their answers to these key questions.
To help prevent any unpleasant and possibly dangerous surprises (usually around 2 a.m.), here are 10 important tasks to get your home winter-ready before the first snow falls.
Your fridge smells so bad that every time you open it, waves of foul air welcome you. The good news? Depending on the source you can probably easily deal with it yourself. The bad news? To get rid of the stench, you'll have to get intimate with the i
Some snow removal contractors are better than others. The trick is to find one you can trust. Here are seven tips to keep in mind when choosing one you can count on when the snow starts to fall.
Organizing your home is easier said than done. There never seems to be enough storage space or containers for all your household items. Meanwhile, laundry, bills and new toys continue to pile up. Fortunately, a trip to the dollar store where you'll f
Water freezing in your home’s pipes can be both costly and messy, especially when it occurs unexpectedly. The best advice? Be ready for cold weather before it happens. Here's some advice to help you avoid frozen pipes during winter's nastiest weather
Few things are more Canadian than shovelling snow in winter. When done properly, it's a relatively safe activity. However, shovelling can potentially be dangerous. Here are 10 tips for clearing snow safely and that won’t leave you out in the cold thi
Time to upgrade to a new washing machine? When you’re calculating the costs, don’t forget to consider the cost of installing your washing machine. In most cases this will be a relatively simple job with a minimal cost, but if you decide to relocate y
Everyone loves a good soak in a hot tub. So when yours isn’t working properly, or at all, you’ll want to quickly get it repaired. How much will it cost to repair a hot tub? A number of factors come into play, and this Smart Tip will guide you through
Refinishing your kitchen cabinets can make a world of difference, but doesn’t come cheap. How much should expect to pay for this renovation? Read on to find out more about the costs of refinishing kitchen cabinets in Canada.
Thinking of adding glass tiles or blocks to your kitchen or bathroom? This Smart Tip gives the you the details on the cost of installing glass tiles or blocks in Canada.
Looking to add a truly unique feature to your home? A stained glass window may be just the ticket. Read on to find out more about the costs involved with installing a stained glass window in your home.
New carpet can be a cost-effective and attractive flooring option for any home. The cost for installing carpet can vary depending on a number of factors. Read on to find out more about carpet installation costs in this Smart Tip.
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